The Eagle has Flown!
The juvenile eagle at Fort Donelson has fledged. The eagles now reside at the Confederate River Batteries, stop #4 on the driving tour. Visitors are encouraged to view and admire, but asked to keep a respectful distance, as this is their home.
This marvelous booklet features a solid history of the 1862 Campaign for Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, written by noted historian, and former park historian, Dr. Benjamin F. Cooling.
It also includes a brief history of a subsequent battle in the area, the February 3, 1863, Battle of Dover.
This book was published and made possible by Eastern National.
Some additional histories of this battle and campaign, as well as some histories of the park, can be found here.
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The Civil War Trust
The Civil War Trust, a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, has a variety of tools, including maps, brief histories, multimedia applications, that will enrich your Civil War curriculum.
You can find all of this here.
Did You Know?
Lew Wallace served on the military tribunal of Lincoln's assassins after the war and was president of the court martial that convicted Henry Wirz, Confederate commandant of Andersonville Prison.